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Office of Faculty Affairs News

The Office of Faculty Affairs supports faculty at every stage of their academic careers. It offers resources and services to facilitate faculty excellence in the areas of teaching, research, and service. 

Current Office of Faculty Affairs News

Closeup of Doris Blackwell
People | June 13, 2019

This program officer I advocates for open communication.

Portrait of Elaine Anderson, executive assistant in the Faculty Affairs office, is the Classified Employee of the Year.
People | August 2, 2018

This year’s top Classified Employee of the Year says the most daring thing she’s ever done ended with a thud.

Angela Amar
Campus News | November 1, 2017

Amar brings program leadership and innovation from previous roles at Emory University and Boston College; she will begin Jan. 1.

Office of Faculty Affairs In The News

Yahoo!
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

David Magazine
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

NBC News
March 2, 2020

Five days a week, Lexi McKimmey strides the Las Vegas Strip as a showgirl, dressed in a sequined bikini and sparkly silver boots. She takes pictures with tourists and chats with them about where they're from.

CDC Gaming Reports Inc.
February 25, 2020

There has been a great deal of change in the news lately for the gaming world. After more than a decade as head of MGM Resorts, Jim Murren is stepping down. The Chinese coronavirus outbreak has sent Macau gaming revenues into a tailspin. On a happier note, a big brand name is returning to a Las Vegas casino, with the announcement that Hilton will be operating three hotels as part of the Genting Group’s Resorts World development. Change is in the air. But that’s nothing new, and nothing the industry shouldn’t be expecting.

Android Hoy
February 25, 2020

CEO Lee Amaitis recently launched the Cantor Gaming Atlantis sportsbook; some say he is under federal scrutiny now.

Seattle Times
February 18, 2020

Like many other American staples and luxuries, L.O.L. Surprise! dolls are made in China. Chatsworth-based MGA Entertainment has them manufactured in Guangdong province, trucked to the port in Yantian Harbor, loaded on ships and brought to the United States, where the popular toys are distributed to retailers and scooped up by eager children. The process went smoothly for years.

Recent Office of Faculty Affairs Accomplishments

September 18, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently gave a presentation at the historic Mob Museum on the legacy of the Sands Hotel. The Sands was one of the glamorous resorts that transformed Las Vegas into an international resort destination in the 1950s. In his talk, Schwartz traced the story of the Sands, from its Mob origins and the Rat Pack to...
June 30, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had an essay, "Dreaming of Zion: The American West as Place or Process in Fallout: New Vegas's Honest Hearts DLC," published in First Person Scholar. The essay posits that, as a Western set in a post-apocalyptic Mohave, the video game Fallout: New Vegas demonstrates that the big questions that drive...
June 15, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently delivered his public lecture as the 2020 Scholar in Residence for the Neon Museum. In "After Howard, Before the Mirage: The Early Corporate Era of Nevada Casinos and the Shifting Visual Landscape of Las Vegas," he talked about the "middle child" of Las Vegas casino history, the period between 1967 and...
June 5, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published an extended blog post highlighting his research as the Neon Museum's 2020 Scholar in Residence. Called “After Howard, Before The Mirage: The Early Corporate Era of Nevada Casinos and the Shifting Visual Landscape of Las Vegas,” it considers an often-neglected period of Las Vegas casino history...
June 3, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently published an essay on Desert Companion's DC Blog examining how Las Vegas recovered from a pair of deadly fires in 1980/81 that shook public confidence in high-rise safety, particularly in Las Vegas.
May 14, 2020
David G. Schwartz (Faculty Affairs) recently had a paper based on his keynote address published as a chapter in the proceedings of the Eighth International Conference of the Faculty of Foreign Languages of Alfa BK University in Belgrade, Serbia. “To Stand the Test of Time: A Close Reading of Sid Meier's Civilization V as Text” examines the story...